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The Trades Union Councils' 2014 to 2015 programme of work,
This is an updated directory which lists all 154 registered
Despite health and safety being a prime activity for unions,

Union Issues

Strong unions matter, which is why the TUC assists unions, through the Organising Academy, to build membership, improve workplaces and speak with authority on behalf of working people and their families.

Strong unions are created by investing in organising; thinking about our resources, how we represent members and develop reps and stewards.

For more information on what we're up to day to day, you can read our blog, Stronger Unions or you can contact the team on [email protected]

Stronger Unions Blog
Stronger Unions is a news and comment blog about the UK trade union movement, managed by the TUC. We aim to be a central resource on the web for people wanting to find out about what unions are doing, and a community for people to contribute their own thoughts on developments for our movement.


Responding to the Queen’s Speech today (Wednesday), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Working people will be worried by a Queen’s Speech that declares open season on so many of their rights and protections.
27 May 2015
The 2015 Annual Conference of Trades Union Councils takes place on 13 and 14 June 2015 in Crewe at the Crewe Alexandra Football Club. The final agenda for the conference is available here.
21 May 2015
Messages of support can be sent from unions and members of the public to BECTU at [email protected]
19 May 2015
In a statement issued today (Friday), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “We have to hope that David Cameron’s pledge to govern as a one nation Prime Minister will be his first major U-turn - for his campaign and manifesto was anything but.
08 May 2015
May 1 st , is our day, dedicated to the workers of the world on Friday and across the weekend we celebrated that. Irrespective of your religion or your nationality, May Day is the day that celebrates the contribution that ordinary men and women make to the world through their...
05 May 2015
TUC President Leslie Manasseh joined the leader of the German trade union movement, DGB President Reiner Hoffman, to address the annual May Day rally at the Brandenburg Gate in the heart of Berlin. Here is an edited version of what he said.
01 May 2015
There will be a rally at Leeds City Council Chambers on 28 April to examine the issues of Defeating Austerity, Free Trade Deals and Attacks on Trade union Rights. See our events page for full details of this free event.
22 April 2015
Trades Union Councils and County Associations are an important part of the labour movement, bringing together activists at a grassroots level and representing the trade union movement to the broader community. This directory lists all 146 registered Trades Union Councils and 26 County Associations in England and Wales, by order...
17 March 2015
The TUC has today (Wednesday) published a new guidebook on the social model of disability to help unions and their members improve equality for disabled people within unions and in the workplace. TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Disabled people have spent the last few years under attack from government...
04 March 2015
Commenting on the 24-hour strike which will see firefighters in England walk out from 7am today (Wednesday) in their ongoing dispute with the government over forced changes to their pensions, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Firefighters are among the most highly-regarded public servants in the UK.
25 February 2015

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